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#42 Oct 6, 2008
If you were not on the scene, do not question the decisions made by those crews. Each and every patient flown from a scene, to a trauma center have to meet certain protocols set in place by the state medical director. And also, upon arrival, if the flight crew felt that those particular patients did not warrant a helicopter ride, but rather a ground transport, they could have made that decision not to fly. When the Fire and EMS Dept. requests a medivac during bad weather, it is not uncommon for the helicopters to be "Down due to weather" at which point the critically injured must be transported on the ground. From Waldorf, the closest Trauma center is PG hospital (A 45 minute ground transort on a good day). Sooner or later, it will be someone you know, and care about getting loaded into that chopper, and you will be thankful for this amazing EMS system we are lucky to have in Maryland.
#43 Oct 6, 2008
Only problem with that argument is that once a Chopper is in the air it does not have to worry about traffic jams blocking the way or ignorant drivers(there are many of them in the CIty) who simply do not yield to an emergency vehicle , siren or no siren. There are many times when emergency vehicles, i.e. fire and police are involved in accidents because other drivers do not yield to them.
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